Mission Workshop _ PiNP Bike Tour: Day 02

Suzhou is a gorgeous city, once you look past the air quality. Today we woke up to a “sunny” sky and an AQI of only around 250. Riding around really takes it out of you, but a quick trip to the old town made us forget about our lungs. The architecture and infrastructure is very old. Many of the buildings have been here since the town’s founding, almost 2000 years ago. It’s like the Venice of China with canals snaking their way past temples.

Once we finished walking around the old town, we came back to the hotel to prepare for the group ride. About 200 kids showed up and we took a hot lap around the city. That’s when I began to feel like I huffed the exhaust from a school bus. Tired, coughing and with red eyes, we all returned to pack our bags and get ready for our ride tomorrow morning.

Check out some narrated photos in the Gallery and keep an eye on Mission Workshop’s (@MissionWorkshop), Factory 5 (@Factory5) and my Instagram (@JohnProlly) during the day for updates.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lois.s.watson.1 Lois Sullivan Watson

    Wonderful photos. Remember to wear your mask! xxoo mom

  • The_Palooch

    awesome photos.

  • trackosaurusrex

    OK…now we’re talking!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Fernando-Munguia/100000619968453 Fernando Munguia

    #11 — Shit just got real

  • Tone

    very nice man.

  • http://www.facebook.com/simon.kirscher.9 Simon Kirscher

    Damn… Went to Suzhou three years ago, lots of memory back there (no track bike whatsoever at the time). Enjoy!! Try if you can the “sweet fish in orange sauce”, I might go back to China just to have a bite!

  • Sean Curran

    Haze never makes for boring photos, at least there’s that. I like the 5th photo a lot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kikimachine Kiko Escora

    nice!

  • joseph

    what cameras does this guy shoot with?

    • http://theradavist.com/ John Watson

      I shot with the 5Dmkii and the Canon 40mm pancake.